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colwillys
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LVA

Post by colwillys » Fri May 22, 2020 9:50 pm

Is their any news of LVA .. It seams quiet . My box has some coins in it and would like too get new supplement .
I have 6 coins with LVA and LVA sent me a post card 16 JAN 2020 .

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Re: LVA

Post by morganman » Sat May 23, 2020 1:47 pm

Experiencing to much to do for an aging gentleman,I surmise.

SSDC and its current BOD need to think about Vams future,
and the good ol boys club needs to go away period

IMHO IMHO
:|

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Re: LVA

Post by Tekkie1 » Sat May 23, 2020 8:59 pm

SMH... :roll:

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Re: LVA

Post by messydesk » Sat May 23, 2020 9:22 pm

The subject of Leroy's "passing the torch" has come up in the past repeatedly. Until such time that Leroy (and only Leroy) decides that he is done, the task of maintaining the VAM catalog lies exclusively with him. Speculation about how it will be handled in the future is merely that, and I'd rather it not be discussed in a public forum. Working out how his body of work will be maintained in the future is his task or that of someone he appoints. He knows whom to contact. This has been a difficult year so far, and patience is required. I think Brian had some contact with him a few weeks ago.
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Re: LVA

Post by DHalladay » Sat May 23, 2020 9:36 pm

Thank you John.
It saddens me that you have had to post this very clear message multiple times in the last 10-15 years. :(
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Re: LVA

Post by Kurt28 » Sat May 23, 2020 10:32 pm

John, as much as I too would like for Leroy to view a few of my coins, that is not what is important.
I think you summed up the situation very well, and have my complete support.
Prayers for Leroy and Marilyn.

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Re: LVA

Post by JackBnimble01 » Sun May 24, 2020 12:55 am

I’m hoping Mr. VanAllen hangs in,
I’m still trying to get my first new find,
As John has given me the paperwork on a new find! Would really like to get a letter from LVA, like so many others here have or say they have multiple finds etc!
As a newbie, just one is all I want!
Many here probably have forgotten more then I probably will ever learn, but I’m still Loving the HUNT
Hope others are also?
Blessings to LVA and his wife, he should get an award or something for his work!
It’s been over 50 years?
Anyone know the year of his first find?

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Re: LVA

Post by DHalladay » Sun May 24, 2020 1:18 am

Early 1960s I suspect.
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Re: LVA

Post by vampicker » Sun May 24, 2020 1:40 am

Think this one counts as his first
https://coins.ha.com/itm/morgan-dollars ... ail-071515

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Re: LVA

Post by impairedsquirrel » Sun May 24, 2020 2:19 am

Now, I wonder where the heck that coin ever got to?? :lol:
As I recall there was some of that good ol' boys behind the scenes shananigans involved in that sale too! :mrgreen:
I go totally NUTS for WOW! VAMs!! Or is that from WOW! VAMs?

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Re: LVA

Post by DHalladay » Sun May 24, 2020 4:13 am

vampicker wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 1:40 am
Think this one counts as his first
https://coins.ha.com/itm/morgan-dollars ... ail-071515

All VAMs have their roots in this coin


I vividly remember that auction, because there was one particular coin I had high hopes for. But someone else had much deeper pockets than me. :cry:

Six years later, however, it came back up for sale... and it's been mine ever since. :D

1903 Micro-S LVA.jpg
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Re: LVA

Post by CascadeChris » Sun May 24, 2020 4:57 am

vampicker wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 1:40 am
Think this one counts as his first
https://coins.ha.com/itm/morgan-dollars ... ail-071515

All VAMs have their roots in this coin
No freaking way. Thats the one huh? I've played with his ex. DMPL Hotlips, which ranks up there on my very-very short list of "wish to own one day's" but wow, that "lowly" 55 might knock the DMPL down to #2 as my favorite Hottie now 😯

Who owns it now?
Alonzi VW 2.0!

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Re: LVA

Post by RogerRock » Sun May 24, 2020 5:23 am

DHalladay wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 4:13 am
vampicker wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 1:40 am
Think this one counts as his first
https://coins.ha.com/itm/morgan-dollars ... ail-071515

All VAMs have their roots in this coin


I vividly remember that auction, because there was one particular coin I had high hopes for. But someone else had much deeper pockets than me. :cry:

Six years later, however, it came back up for sale... and it's been mine ever since. :D


1903 Micro-S LVA.jpg
Remarkable recovery on that iconic LVA VAM Dennis !! That is truly patient and persistent. Congrats!

I have been told many times "You are lucky" when a nice VAM Discovery or error coin is picked, a large game fish is landed, or exceptional smoky quartz crystal is found on my weekly treasure hunt.
My response is always
the same - " No, I'm just persistent".
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Re: LVA

Post by vampicker » Sun May 24, 2020 1:56 pm

Past and present owners with coin in hand
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Re: LVA

Post by CascadeChris » Sun May 24, 2020 2:22 pm

vampicker wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 1:56 pm
Past and present owners with coin in hand
:o :o :o

Dude! 😎
Alonzi VW 2.0!

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Re: LVA

Post by JackBnimble01 » Sun May 24, 2020 4:07 pm

@vampicker
Would love to know what equipment
Mr van allen uses for his vam work, if u know? great pic, I can imagine the story’s he can tell, I wonder if he has a favorite vam?
I like the scar face!
Cheers! :mrgreen:

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Re: LVA

Post by vampicker » Sun May 24, 2020 4:58 pm

He has a digital camera and an adapter that he uses to shoot thru the eyepiece of his microscope. Can't tell you the specific models.
He's mentioned an number of pieces in his works over the years. Among many other finds, he's the discoverer of the majority of the specific 7/8 TF marriages. These initial reports and images appeared in Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine in several articles from 1965.
If you were able to pin him down to one specific coin, it would likely be the first 78 VAM 9 struck, from the Rutherford B Hayes Museum. The story behind this piece is found in the VAM book.
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Re: LVA

Post by bob259 » Mon May 25, 2020 3:17 pm

JackBnimble01 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 12:55 am
I’m still trying to get my first new find,
As a newbie, just one is all I want!
Now we all can't believe you as we remember well the first one and then the drive to find the second, and the third, and the fourth, etc. When that coin comes back from the TPG with a label saying "Discovery Coin" the fever kicks in and you can't just shut it off. Happy hunting as there are still a few out there. Not many in the Morgans but still quite a few in the Peace.

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Re: LVA

Post by messydesk » Mon May 25, 2020 3:42 pm

JackBnimble01 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 4:07 pm
@vampicker
Would love to know what equipment
Mr van allen uses for his vam work, if u know? great pic, I can imagine the story’s he can tell, I wonder if he has a favorite vam?
I like the scar face!
Cheers! :mrgreen:
In Chapter 18 of the VAM Book, he discusses equipment and techniques (down to the processing chemistry) he used at the time. The information with respect to the optics is still quite relevant today.
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Re: LVA

Post by lioncutter » Mon May 25, 2020 5:48 pm

Here's a Coin World podcast from late last year interviewing the "MAN" himself.
The interview starts at 31:10 if you don't want to listen to the interviewers for a half hour. It was worth the 30 minutes listening to him.
https://www.coinworld.com/news/precious ... wpod_ep037
Enjoy!
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